On May 26th, Jacques Biot, President of École Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France), and Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israël), signed a cooperation agreement aiming at developing and promoting collaborations between both institutions in the fields of higher education and research.
With this agreement, École Polytechnique (l’X) and the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), renowned for their high standards of quality in terms of academics and research, seek to promote exchanges of students and faculty members as well as to foster scientific and academic cooperation regarding topics of common interest.
A laboratory initiated collaboration
ABOUT ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE / École Polytechnique, also known as L’X, is the leading French institution combining top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undergraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor of Science, Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Master’s level program), Master’s, and PhD – are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 36% of students and 39% of faculty members).
École Polytechnique offers an exceptional education to prepare bright men and women to excel in top-level key positions and lead complex and innovative projects which meet the challenges of 21st century society, all while maintaining a keen sense of their civil and social responsibilities. With its 22 laboratories, 21 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. École Polytechnique is also a pioneer and leading institution of the major scientific and economic cluster, Paris-Saclay, bringing together top French higher education and research institutions, as well as R&D centers of prominent international companies.